Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour Series of Croke Park 2022
The Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour series returns for another season having been launched by two icons of Gaelic Games recently, Joe Canning and Cora Staunton.
Following two years of virtual tours, the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series is returning to physical events with fans able to join their heroes at Croke Park as they give fascinating insights into careers that were packed with brilliant moments. The tours, which start on Saturday 28th May, will feature a host of Legends from across the GAA world.
As always, the line-up of Legends is sure to have fans keen to join in. Galway’s Joe Canning is one of the most celebrated hurlers of all time while Cora Staunton is likely the first name many people think of when they hear the words Ladies Gaelic football.
These two legendary names will be joined on the star-studded roster for 2022 by Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin), Larry O'Gorman (Wexford), Terence McNaughton (Antrim), Bernard Flynn (Meath), Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny), Stephen O'Neill (Tyrone), Éamonn Fitzmaurice (Kerry) and Briege Corkery (Cork)
Bord Gáis Energy customers will have the exclusive opportunity to attend the tours and we would encourage everyone to keep an eye on the Rewards offers over the next few weeks.
The full schedule and details of how to book your place on a tour can be viewed at crokepark.ie/legends.
In 2020 and 2021, the tours were online. Take a look below at every GAA legend who featured:
Watch Noel Lanes Legends’ interview
Tales from Ballinderreen! Our first 2021 the Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour is here and first up is Galway GAA legend Noel Lane. Listen as Noel discusses his love of hurling, his memories of the great Joe McDonagh and his first time at #CrokePark. Watch the full interview below.
Watch Mickey Lindens Legends interview
The Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour series is back and the Croke Park Museum spoke to Down GAA legend Mickey Linden. A former Footballer of the Year, Mickey Linden wore the Down jersey with distinction for over twenty years, winning All-Ireland medals in 1990 and 1994. Watch the full interview below.
Watch Tom Dempseys Legends interview
The Croke Park Museum sat down with Wexford hurling legend Tom Dempsey. A stalwart of the Wexford hurling team for sixteen seasons, Tom Dempsey won an All-Ireland medal with the Model County in 1996 and was selected as an All-Star that year. The Buffer’s Alley man also won an All-Ireland title with his club in 1989.
Watch Declan Brownes Legends interview
We head to the Premier County to chat with Tipperary GAA footballing legend Declan Browne. Winner of Tipperary’s first football All-Star in 1998, Declan Browne added a second award to his collection in 2003. He played for his county for 11 years, captaining them to Tommy Murphy Cup victory in 2005.
Watch Ken McGraths Legends interview
We headed to the Déise to chat with Waterford GAA hurling legend Ken McGrath. After making his inter-county senior championship debut as a teenager in 1996, Ken McGrath played for Waterford for 15 years, winning four Munster championships, one National League and three All-Star awards.
Watch Noëlle Healys Legends interview
We are in the capital as we sat down with Dublin LGFA legend Noëlle Healy. Recently retired from inter-county football, Noëlle Healy played for Dublin for thirteen years. During her career, she won five All-Ireland titles, ten Leinster titles and four All-Star awards.
Watch Tomás Mulcahy Legends interview
It's the penultimate Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour interview and on All-Ireland Hurling Final week we sat down to speak with All-Ireland winning Cork Captain Tomás Mulcahy. Tomás captured the Liam MacCarthy Cup three times with his county. He also won five Munster championships and two All-Star awards.
Watch Sean Boylan Legends interview
It's the final Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour interview and for the last in the series, we sat down with Meath GAA All-Ireland winning manager Seán Boylan. Seán Boylan managed the Meath footballers for 23 years, leading the Royals to All-Ireland glory on four occasions. He also won three National Football League titles and eight Leinster Senior Football Championships.
Legends 2020 Season
Watch Jamesie O’Connor’s Legends’ interview
Jamesie’s accomplishments are far and wide, winning 2 All-Ireland Senior Hurling titles, 3 Munster Senior titles and an All-Ireland Senior Club championship title. Watch the full interview below;
Watch Steven McDonnell’s Legends’ interview
His football honours are seriously impressive with 1 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, 7 Ulster Senior Football Championships, 3 All-Star Awards and Footballer of the Year in 2003. To watch the full interview, please click on the YouTube tile below;
Watch Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton’s Legends’ interview
Terence’s roll of honour is impressive with 2 All-Ireland Senior B Hurling Championships, 6 Ulster Senior Hurling Championships, 7 Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championships, 8 Antrim Senior Club Hurling Championships, 1 All-Star Award and a GAA Museum Hall of Fame.
Watch Dara Ó Cinnéide’s Legends’ interview
Dara made 54 championship appearances for his beloved Kerry, winning a total of 3 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship titles, 2 National League titles, 2 All-Ireland U-21 Football Championship titles and 8 Munster Senior Football Championship titles. He also captained Kerry to lift the Sam Maguire Cup in 2004.
Watch Eoin Kelly’s Legends’ interview
He has an impressive roll of honours with 2 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 2 National League titles, 5 Munster Senior Hurling Championships and a whopping 6 All-Star Awards. He also captained Tipperary to lift the Liam Maguire Cup in 2010.
Watch Stefan White’s Legends’ interview
He played Gaelic Football with a number of clubs such as O'Connells, Castleblayney Faughs, Clan na Gael, Burren and he finished his career where he began with a second spell with hometown club O'Connells. Watch the full interview below:
Watch Joe Connolly’s Legends’ interview
At 24 years of age, Joe Connolly lifted the Liam McCarthy Cup to win the 1980 All-Ireland hurling final. He delivered one of the most iconic speeches in GAA history when he conducted his speech entirely in Irish until the final lines, when he famously told the Galway supporters, ‘People of Galway, we love you’.
Watch Rena Buckley’s Legends’ interview
She is an inspiration to any young hurler or camogie player, competing as a dual player with Cork in both ladies gaelic football and camogie. Her roll of honours is remarkable in both codes, winning six camogie and football doubles and taking home 11-time All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medals and seven All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship medals with her county.